Chairman of the Board
Dan Ryan joined Absolute as a director in June 2011 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in December 2013. Dan is a software and technology executive with over 30 years of experience and a background in product and market strategy, business development, and mergers and acquisitions.
Dan is currently the CEO of CiBO Technologies, a science-driven software company that models and simulates agricultural ecosystems. From 2011 to 2018 (until its acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners), Dan was the President and CEO of RedBrick Health, which grew into an acknowledged industry leader in SaaS-powered employee well-being and health engagement. Before RedBrick, Dan was President and CEO at Secure Computing, a $250M leader in enterprise security solutions, prior to it being acquired by McAfee where he served as EVP and General Manager of their $500M Network Security Business Unit. Prior to Secure Computing, Dan served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Stellent, a leading enterprise content management software company that grew revenues from $2M to $130M during his tenure before being acquired by Oracle, where he became Senior Vice President of Enterprise Content Management Products. Dan joined Stellent from Foglight Software, an innovator in e-commerce and application performance management that was acquired by Quest Software, where he headed marketing, product management, and business development. Dan is also a director of LogicStream Health, a clinical process improvement company, and was previously a director of Secure Computing.